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Success! Agnes from Kenya raised $616 to fund ovarian tumor removal.

Agnes
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  • $616 raised, $0 to go
$616
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Agnes's treatment was fully funded on December 30, 2020.

Photo of Agnes post-operation

January 2, 2021

Agnes underwent an ovarian tumor removal.

Agnes’s medical team was happy to share that her surgery went well. Agnes underwent a curative surgery to remove an ovarian mass. After surgery she was shortly admitted to the High-Dependency Unit in the hospital to support her recovery, and she is now recovering well. Upon fully healing, Agnes will finally be free from the pain and worry that she has had. She’ll continue to come to the clinic to monitor her healing.

Agnes said to us, “I had given up taking up this treatment because of the challenges I have been through. I have been having sleepless nights and the pains were constant and unbearable affecting my normal life. Thank you for giving me a chance to get this surgery and feel better again.”

Agnes's medical team was happy to share that her surgery went well. Agnes underwent a curative surgery to remove an ovarian mass. After surg...

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September 15, 2020

Agnes, a mother of eight children, arrived in our Watsi reps’ office looking frail, drained, and in deep thought. She had given up getting medical attention and had requested her children to take her home before we intervened. She is mourning her husband who recently succumbed to cancer. Furthermore, doctors recently discovered she has a high-grade stromal tumor and requires surgery to remove the ovarian mass, which has been causing her severe discomfort.

She shared her story with us: during the first week of May 2020, Agnes started feeling a sharp pain in the lower part of her stomach. She thought they were just normal pains and therefore got pain medication from a nearby chemist. Days later, her pains continued to increase, this time accompanied by bleeding. Alarmed she visited the nearest health centre where she was referred to Kijabe Hospital for further review. Several tests were conducted when she visited the facility and doctors discovered that she has symptomatic uterine fibroids. She underwent surgery but later doctors discovered that she has a mass in her ovaries that requires excursion. Despite having approval from the National Health Insurance program, the amount is not enough to cover the cost of surgery and she needs financial assistance.

Agnes was widowed barely a month ago after her husband’s long battle to cancer. The cost of taking care of her husband has depleted the limited family resources they had. Equally, she has also been sick and had several trips that made her close the little shop they were running from their home. She has no source of income after they closed down their shop. Her kids don’t yet have a stable source of income, and with what they do have, they have been instrumental in paying for her husband’s medical bills and cost of the funeral.

Agnes shared, “I recently buried my husband as a result of cancer. I have been ailing and in a lot of pain. I had to close my small shop and therefore have no source of income. I am unable to afford this much-needed surgery and request for assistance.”

Agnes, a mother of eight children, arrived in our Watsi reps' office looking frail, drained, and in deep thought. She had given up getting m...

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Agnes's Timeline

  • September 15, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Agnes was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare.

  • September 15, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Agnes's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 18, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Agnes received treatment at AIC Kijabe Hospital in Kenya. Medical partners often provide care to patients accepted by Watsi before those patients are fully funded, operating under the guarantee that the cost of care will be paid for by donors.

  • December 30, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Agnes's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 2, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Agnes's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 17 donors

Funded by 17 donors

Treatment
Curative Laparatomy
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $616 for Agnes's treatment
Hospital Fees
$543
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$35
Supplies
$0
Labs
$8
Other
$30

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